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Like It Or Not, Scotland's Drama May Hit Your Wallet

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:37am

Some economists say this Thursday's vote on Scotland's independence could have wide-ranging economic impacts. They fear a breakaway from the U.K. could trigger another global financial upheaval.

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How To Measure Success Against The New Monster In The Middle East?

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 5:49am

But most Americans are far from clear as to what this "ISIL" monster is, other than a few shadowy, portentous figures on disturbing videotapes.

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Obama To Announce Large Ramp Up Of Ebola Fight

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:32am

The U.S. military plans to establish a medical base in Liberia to help stop the Ebola epidemic. It will build 1,700 new treatment beds and train up to 500 health care workers every week.

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Tommy Boggs, Influential Lobbyist, Dies At 73

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 5:47pm

Boggs changed the lobbying profession by recognizing how power in Washington was becoming more diffuse.

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Hillary Clinton Keeps Iowa Crowd Guessing About Her Presidential Plans

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:52am

Clinton, who says she hasn't yet decided on a 2016 presidential run, was in Iowa Sunday for the first time since she lost the 2008 caucuses to Barack Obama. She attended Sen. Tom Harkin's steak fry.

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Clintons Return To Iowa To Rally Democratic Hopefuls

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 4:08pm

The Clintons are back in Iowa at an event that is the place to see and be seen for ambitious Democrats. NPR's Arun Rath talks with national political correspondent Don Gonyea.

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How To Spot A Vulnerable House Democrat

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 10:03am

13 Democrats voted with Republicans this week on what could be the final "message" votes heading into the midterm elections.

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Wendy Davis Tells Of Her Own Difficult Abortions In 'Forgetting'

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 9:40am

A champion of abortion rights, the Texas gubernatorial candidate reveals she terminated two of her pregnancies — once because her life was endangered.

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Obama's Hawkish Plan For Islamic State Puts Doves In A Quandary

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 8:34am

The president's proposal to degrade and destroy the Islamic State poses a challenge for members of his own party, who have traditionally provided the anti-war voices in Congress.

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Domestic Violence Protections Still Resonate 20 Years After Crime Bill

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 6:39am

President Clinton signed major crime legislation in 1994, and provisions that protect women from domestic violence have deep staying power.

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Judge: Government Can't Arbitrate The Truth In Politics

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 6:39am

A federal judge has struck down an Ohio law that banned lies in political ads. He ruled that it is up to voters to decide what the truth is.

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White House Tries To Ease Hispanic Caucus Frustrations

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 6:39am

Many were disappointed when President Obama announced he would delay immigration reform until after mid-term elections. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to White House domestic policy chief Cecilia Munoz.

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Revamped Visitor Center Gives Public A Peek Into The White House

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 4:35am

The center reopens to after a two-year, $12.5 million renovation. It provides a window into the White House and the first family that calls it home.

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Opponents Spar In Court About Texas Clinics That Perform Abortions

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:47pm

Three federal judges heard arguments Friday over whether a Texas law that would, in effect, shutter 11 health clinics that perform abortions puts an undue burden on women.

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Do Americans Support President Obama's ISIS Plan?

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 3:21pm

Of all the variables in the U.S. battle against Islamic State, public opinion in America may be one of the hardest to predict.

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Discovery Channel Finds A New Way To Cover Politics

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 5:56am

The reality series Rival Survival sends 2 senators to a desert island. Republican Jeff Flake of Ariz. and Democrat Martin Heinrich of N.M. work together to spear fish, build shelter and find water.

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Expanding ISIS Fight Scrambles GOP Plan To Extend Budget And Get Out

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 2:34am

House Republicans were hoping for a smooth two weeks before hitting the campaign trial, but a request to arm Syrian rebels has muddled that, as well as the one bill that must pass before they leave.

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Changing Tack, GOP Candidates Support Better Access To Birth Control

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 2:30am

A string of Republican Senate candidates are getting behind over-the-counter birth control, a move that could draw women voters.

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Changing Tack, GOP Candidates Support Better Access To Birth Control

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 2:30am

A string of Republican Senate candidates are getting behind over-the-counter birth control, a move that could draw women voters.

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In Kansas Governor's Race, A Tale Of Two States

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 4:17pm

In one of the redder states on the map, GOP Gov. Sam Brownback is suddenly in danger of losing his job for his tax-cutting agenda.

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